We are proud to share that on January 12th, J. Walter Thompson kicked off the third year of the Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship.
The scholarship is an international opportunity that addresses the lack of female creative leadership in the ad industry by providing female college students with the support they need and enabling them to join advertising’s creative ranks.
Named after Helen Lansdowne Resor, the industry’s and J. Walter Thompson’s first female copywriter, the scholarship was established in partnership with the 4A’s Foundation in 2014. Each year, it awards five individual scholarships up to $10,000. Additionally, each recipient will be offered a paid summer internship with a JWT office in her respective region, a JWT mentor, and a “first look” placement consideration upon graduation.
The industry’s lack of female creative leadership has been a hot topic for years, and the HLR Scholarship is one of the many ways that we can help turn the tide and secure a more diverse future for the ad industry.
You can help us make an impact by sharing details about the HLR Scholarship with your personal network to ensure that more women are aware of this fantastic opportunity.